Outlook for the FB2012 version of the VF-4 Lightning – Not So Good

As suspected before, it is due to licensing that Yamato will NOT be releasing the Flashback 2012 version of the VF-4 Lightning.

According to this statement posted on Yamato’s page: “We wanted to make it in the white version in FlashBack 2012 but due to licensing issues it wil be the gray version in VF-X”.

Hopefully Yamato does include stickers or even decals for those brave enough to paint their limited version web exclusive toy and re-deco it as the iconic skull squadron scheme from the Angel’s Paint video.

My suggestion to them would be a white non-paint version follow up with all the appropriate markings.

Link to Yamato Page

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Bandai’s 30th Anniversary Special YF-29 in Focker Scheme with Gallery

As posted two weeks ago here, Bandai is releasing a special 30th Anniversary version of their DX 1/60 YF-29 in Roy Focker’s classic yellow and black scheme. MW member, ff95gj, just posted pictures of this toy from Bandai’s Tamashii Nation web page. Good luck getting this one…

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Vote on our Poll! Would you buy the 1/60 Yamato VF-4G?

As we learned from this article, Yamato is currently running a non-binding pre-order sale for their upcoming 30th anniversary web site exclusive 1/60 scale VF-4G. The pre-order will decide how the high end collectors’ item will be priced.

We all expected this bird to be the same one that was seen in  “Angel’s Paint (Tenshi no Enogu)” from the collection of Minmay videos named Flashback 2012. But as it turns out the toy that will be released will be in the scheme that was seen in the Sony Playstation game; Macross Digital Mission: VF-X. It is assumed that this is due to licensing but it also maybe due to the fact that we never actually see the Lightning transform in the FB2012 video. But in the video game version, a newer model called the VF-4G Lightning III did have the other two modes.

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Experten 1/100 VF-5000G for 2012 Summer Wonderfest

Scooped by our very own moderator David Hingtgen is this CG mock up of what is suppose to be a 1/100 scale VF-5000G Star Mirage. Wonderfest is about a month away (July 29) so I’m hoping it’s a lot further than this and we’ll be able to see the whole thing soon. Experten has a line of 1/100 Macross transformable resin kits that he brings to Wonderfest and they usually sell out pretty quick. So if you’re heading that way for one of these, you better have a lot of time and a lot of yen to snag up one of these babies, if it’s there by then. Good luck!

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The Legend of the Zentradi Stamp Kit — Part Three

“And now… The conclusion.”

In the third and final part of this video series, we put our skills to the test and actually build the kit, and then move on to trying our hand at printing secret messages in alien language.  We conclude with some afterthoughts about collecting and the obsession with MISB (Mint In Sealed Box) items versus “fun”.

More links after the jump.

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New Banpresto Macross F Figures

Scooped a few days back by forum user CF18, and later followed up on with further pics by Reivaj and nanoplasm, Banpresto has revealed the latest additions to their Macross figure lineup. These are ‘prize figures’ for UFO catchers (commonly found in most game centers in Japan).

The first of these are a new 3-figure set in the ‘Chibi Kyun Chara’ lineup – ‘ Macross 30th Anniversary Songstress Collection.’

Next up are nurse versions of Sheryl and Ranka.

Finally, in a crossover that no-one imagined, a Sheryl in Basara-cosplay figure! Here’s hoping that this is only the first of several such figures because its looking great!

Being Prize Figures, these technically cannot be sold, but most good online figure stores tend to get a carton or two so they shouldn’t be too hard to get for anyone who is interested.

More pics can be found in the original thread in the forums.

The Legend of the Zentradi Stamp Kit — Part Two

Aaaand… we’re back!  Save, Bariaburu Faita and I triumphantly return from the deepest, darkest depths of Asakusabashi to bring you another installment in the continuing archaeological saga of that Holiest of Grails, the Zentradi Stamp Kit by Nichimo!

In Part Two, we investigate the contents of this mysterious box of wonders and try to make sense of the hieroglyphs within.

Be sure to also check out Part 1 if you have not already done so, HERE

More junk follows after the jump.

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SDF Macross — Blu-Ray Box is out NOW!

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Hello, what’s this?  Oh, it looks like Macrossworld scoopmeister Tochiro has taken some photos of his beautiful carpet.  Lovely… but wait!  There’s some STUFF on it, innit guvna’!  Could it be the uber-deluxe limited edition 30th Anniversary Blu-Ray Box Set of “Super Dimension Fortress Macross” complete with booklets, storyboards, postcards and the kitchen sink??  Perhaps!  Let’s see what he has to say…

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The Legend of the Zentradi Stamp Kit — Part One

It is my pleasure to bring to MacrossWorld a random oddity from the depths of some Japanese guy’s basement.

Yes, it’s the legendary Macross Zentradi Stamp Kit, by Nichimo. I had never seen one in person, never saw a review or anything, struggled to find any data on it for decades, so I figured it deserved its own epic story, complete with a beginning, middle and end.

So, on a rainy day in the Asakusabashi district of Tokyo, three MW guys — Save, Bariaburu Faita and myself — sat down and made some history. Or at least recorded a video for your viewing pleasure.

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